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The South American Palm Weevil Invasion in San Diego County, California

The South American Palm Weevil Invasion in San Diego County, California The Situation: The South American palm weevil (SAPW), Rhynchophorus palmarum , is a non-native pest of palms that has established populations in San Diego County in California. In December 2010, this weevil was discovered infesting ornamental Canary Islands date palms (CIDP) ( Phoenix canariensis...
By Mark Hoddle | | Rhynchophorus palmarum

The Making of a South American Palm Weevil Mini-Documentary for “Deep Look” with KQED

The weevil killed palm in San Diego that was taken down for the KQED “Deep Look” science show. The South American palm weevil, Rhynchophorus palmarum (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is well established in parts of San Diego County in California and is responsible for killing numerous Canary Islands date palms. The spectacular damage this invasive pest causes...
By CISR Team | | Rhynchophorus palmarum
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